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Poster: turnphilup Date: May 24, 2012 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77

My two cents for what it is worth. The betty boards of this show in '87 when I got a copy of it is what made me a dead head to this day. It was not "Touch of Grey", the album and or the video, and all the hoopla that came with it that got through to me, it was this frickin bootleg (as well as 3-1-69) that sold me on the boys. It was just a coincidence that Touch was also big that year. I just wanted to hear those songs live, as they sounded on these tapes that I had come across. I wanted to hear that band live, and started chasing them around until I found that sound. It took 8 years of touring to figure out that it only would happen for a few songs a show. I was chasing the sound of those first tapes. That is why I think Cornell resonates a lot with most of folks who got on the bus then. Of course now, with access to all the shows we do have, we realize it is not by any means, one of the best shows out there. I will say though that the Dancin,SF, and Dew, still to this day, always put a smile on my face and get me out of my chair and shaking these ole bones. My two cent. Peace.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 24, 2012 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 5/8/77

That's an interesting point. So some Touchheads were really Betty Heads ...